Front end form to generate new topic?

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archersites
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Front end form to generate new topic?

Post by archersites » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:59 am

I'm building a project which is kind of a "lost and found".

Basically, users fill in a simple web-form, and I'd like the form to auto generate a new thread in a private PHPBB. Ideally, the post would go into a different section based on the users input.

(then forum users find the owner of whatever was found).

The simple form the "finder" fills out would ideally not be part of the PHPBB, it would just trigger an "automoderator" or something to post the thread.

Is there an existing plugin to do this, or does it need to be built from scratch?

(I'm also happy to have the form on Wordpress/another CMS if it is easier)

Thank you!

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Re: Front end form to generate new topic?

Post by david63 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:00 am

I very much doubt that you would be able to do that with BBCode (as that is the forum you have posted in) - you would need an extension.
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Re: Front end form to generate new topic?

Post by archersites » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Oops! I thought I had posted in an extension forum. Can a moderator please move this to the appropriate location?

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Re: Front end form to generate new topic?

Post by Ger » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:23 am

Anything that calls the submit_post() function should work. In essence, my cmBB extension does about the same thing: based on the category one selects for his article, a post is submitted in a predefined forum. RMcGirrs' contact form does something similar as well if I'm not mistaken.

Would anyone of these fit your needs?
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Re: Front end form to generate new topic?

Post by archersites » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:37 am

Thank you, I'll investigate these :D

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